Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the human body, which is in large part carried out by the liver. However, it is also important to shine line on the importance of optimal gut function when discussing detoxification. Why? The gut excretes most of what the liver packages for elimination.⠀ ⠀… Continue reading Let’s Talk Detox…
Endocrine disruptors are a term that is becoming increasingly more popular and for good reason. Simply put, endocrine disruptors are toxic molecules that can interfere with the body’s endocrine (hormone) system. Hormones control a wide array of processes in the body, including but not limited to: immunity, digestion, reproductive and neurological systems. The normal activity… Continue reading Endocrine Disruptors
Who doesn’t love a nice stack of fluffy pancakes for breakfast (or sometimes even dinner!)? Well here is a very easy recipe for pancakes that you can indulge without worrying about all the carbohydrates. This recipe uses 2 eggs and 1 banana, told you it was simple. Don’t hesitate to add some cinnamon or vanilla… Continue reading 1,2,3…Pancakes
Did you know that January is National Family Fit Lifestyle Month. The idea behind the creation of this month is to get the ENTIRE family moving! With an increase in childhood obesity rates over the past thirty years (1), this is a month that definitely needs to be recognized. According to Physical Health & Education Canada… Continue reading Happy Family Fit Lifestyle Month!
The Holiday Season is upon us! The holidays can be a tricky time to stick to healthy eating goals, especially if baking is a part of your family’s traditions or you just truly enjoy baking regardless of the time of year! Did you know a few simple ingredient changes can help cut some of the… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Baking Tips
It’s that time of year, holiday parties, baking, friends and family! For the next few posts,we’ll be focusing on giving you tips to keep your holiday season happy and healthy! During special events people tend to consume an excessive amount of calories! Let’s talk about some things you can do to help ensure you aren’t… Continue reading Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties
Uterine fibroids also known as leiomyoma’s are common benign smooth muscle uterine tumors that occur in 20-25% of women (Hudson, 2008). African-American women have a higher incidence of this condition than females from other ethnic backgrounds. Although the full pathophysiology behind uterine fibroids remains unclear, there are several theories that link the growth of these… Continue reading Green Tea for Fibroids